Southlake Stars & Stripes
Southlake Town Square
1256 Main St.
Southlake, TX 76092
www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/stars-stripesDate: July 3, 2014
Southlake’s Stars & Stripes festival includes an evening of fun for all ages. There will be a toddler zone, crafts for kids and a gaming truck to satisfy kids of any age. Uncle Sam will be walking around the festival, greeting visitors and posing for photos. Entertainment, which includes the Southlake Community Band and Derek Anthony, will be hosted on three different stages. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
Amphitheater at Oak Point
2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
www.plano.govDate: July 4, 2014Plano holds two events for the Fourth of July, including the Independence Day Parade and All-American Fourth. Both will happen on Friday, July 4 and have free admission. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Plano ISD Admin Building and follows its route north to Plano High School. The fireworks show runs 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and there will be a simulcast airing on 97.5 KLAK. Picnic baskets are welcome and free parking is available at select locations.
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Lone Star Park
1000 Lone Star Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
www.lonestarpark.comDates: July 4-5, 2014Lone Star Park will hold horse races Thursday through Saturday with special holiday events on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the doors open early at 3 p.m. and the races begin at 5 p.m. There will be a petting zoo for kids and live music throughout the evening. There will be a fireworks display after the last race. Saturday, Justin Moore takes the stage after the conclusion of the races. Tickets are $5 before 8 p.m. and $20 after.
Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
www.fortworthsfourth.comDate: July 4, 2014Taking advantage of the body of water that runs through the city, Fort Worth’s fireworks for the 4th will be fired over the Trinity River. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. with additional activities starting at 2 p.m. earlier that afternoon. Bring chairs and blankets for the show, but come early for jet ski shows, tubing, live music and more. This event claims to have the biggest firework display in the North Texas, so visitors won’t be disappointed.
Lake Dallas City Park
N. Shady Shores Road and E. Hundley Drive
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
www.lakedallas.com/fourthofjulyDate: July 4, 2014Not to be outdone by bigger cities, Lake Dallas, Corinth, Hickory Creek and Shady Shores join forces annually for a memorable 4th of July celebration. Activities begin at 9 a.m. with a parade and include carnival rides, games and live music throughout the day. If you’re feeling competitive, you can enter the apple pie bake-off, talent show or watermelon contest. Fireworks are scheduled to start about 9:15 p.m. Admission is free.
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